DE USURIS - THE BOOK OF JOSEPH AND THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
Lots going on this week with the opening of Chicago Shakespeare’s World Premiere of The Book of Joseph, Porchlight Music Theatre’s The Scottsboro Boys and Red Twist Theatre’s Death of a Salesman. It is all part of a very busy February that features Chicago Theatre Week 2017, Black History Month at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the World Champion Chicago Cubs returning to spring training. Mark your calendars for all of it, especially the first pitch on February 25th!
CONVERSATIONS with Ed Tracy
ROBERT SIMS – PASSING THE TORCH
Lyric baritone Robert Sims explains how African American spirituals influenced a wide and diverse range of musical genres. We also discuss the legacies of Paul Robeson, Roland Hayes and William Warfield and the challenges they faced breaking down barriers. WEBSITE
CONVERSATIONS FTA(From the Archives) features the October 2016 conversation with David K. Bell – Looking Back. Launching Forward. Bell, whose award-winning professional theatre credits span four decades is professor of Musical Theatre and Artistic Director at Northwestern University’s American Music Theatre Project. In our conversation, we explore the development of new works, how Broadway audience interests have evolved since the mid 1970’s and the influence that mega-hits like Hamilton have on business. PODCAST ARCHIVES
ON THE MOVE - PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE has announced the exciting news that the 2017-2018 Season will be presented in a new permanent home for the company – The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 North Dearborn Avenue. INFO RUTH PAGE
Much, much more to hear and see, including your shadow, particularly if you are a certain groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
Chicago Shakespeare - Book of Joseph
Opens February 5th through March 5th Navy Pier INFO
Porchlight Music Theatre’s - The Scottsboro Boys
Opens February 7th through March 12th Stage 773 INFO
Red Twist Theatre’s - Death of a Salesman
Opens February 4th through March 5th Red Twist Theatre INFO
Saturday Night Fever – Drury Lane now through March 17th INFO
Rosencranz Mysteries – Royal George Closes February 12th INFO
Winters Jazz Club – Kimberly Gordon, Elaine Dane, Paul Marinaro INFO
Black Ensemble Theater - My Brother’s Keeper – The Story of the Nicholas Brothers
February 11th through March 26th INFO
Tammy McCann – Winter’s Jazz Club - February 11th INFO
My Words & Music - Jeannie Tanner Album Release City Winery - February 27th INFO
Bernadette Peters & Boston Pops – Auditorium Theater March 11th INFO
If all else fails, watch Groundhog Day!